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Sneak Peek At The LEGO Architecture Las Vegas Set

The LEGO Architecture Las Vegas Skyline will consist of 487 pieces and will launch at the end of January 2018.

The set features landmarks along the Las Vegas strip which include the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Luxor Hotel, Encore Hotel, the Stratosphere Tower, the Freemont Street Experience and the iconic “Welcome Sign” which is printed on a 1×2 tile.

The set measures over 19 cm high, 27 cm wide and 7 cm deep.

Here is the product description:

Capture Las Vegas’s dazzling landmarks in a stunning skyline, from the iconic Mandalay Bay Hotel to the Luxor Hotel, Encore Hotel and Stratosphere Tower to the Fremont Street Experience! Each individual LEGO building conveys a unique and particularly rewarding building experience. This is ensured by the faithful coloring and scale reproduction. Also on board is the famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign, which shows a desert and a road on a plate-covered base plate – a particularly warm welcome to this detailed replica of one of the most exciting cities in the world! This model from the LEGO Architecture Skyline Product line is a tribute to Las Vegas!

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Meet American Girl’s 2018 Girl of The Year, Luciana Vega

3…2…1…It’s time to blast off with American Girl’s 2018 Girl of the Year, Luciana Vega! Officially launched on January 1, Luciana is the latest in American Girl’s long line of inspiring characters that encourage girls to think about who they want to be and how they want to make their mark in the world—no matter the challenges they may face. In Luciana, girls will meet a creative, confident 11-year-old girl and aspiring astronaut who dreams of being the first person to go to Mars. And, while she has the skills and smarts to achieve her goals, she also learns that being a good leader and team player right here on Earth is the best first step.

Luciana’s world comes to life via a beautiful 18-inch Luciana doll, featuring warm brown eyes, medium skin, and dark brown hair with a distinctive purple streak to show off her creative side. Other STEM-inspired outfits, accessories, and products that reflect her Space Camp experience include Luciana’s Flight Suit and Space Suit, her Maker Station, and a Mars Habitat loaded with science and research essentials for hours of pretend play. And—for the first time—girls can further engage in Luciana’s world by downloading the American Girl app and scanning her catalogue pages and products to unlock exclusive content, including augmented reality, trailers and videos, space simulations, quizzes and challenges, and much more.

Additionally, Luciana’s story is chronicled in a chapter book series written by Erin Teagan and published by Scholastic. The first two books, available now, introduce readers to Luciana, a young girl of Chilean descent with a serious science streak, who loves the idea of exploring new territories in space. After winning a scholarship to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, Luciana is thrilled to launch her dream of landing on Mars. But as she ascends from Space Camp kid to youth astronaut trainee, she faces many challenges that test her competitive spirit and self-confidence, and she must find the courage to embrace the unknown with bravery, curiosity, and wonder.

To help ensure the accuracy of Luciana’s story and product line, American Girl worked with the following four-member Advisory Board who were integral to Luciana’s development: Dr. Ellen Stofan, former NASA Chief Scientist; Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center; Dr. Megan McArthur Behnken, NASA Astronaut; and Maureen O’Brien, Manager of Strategic Alliances at NASA. In addition, a team of American Girl editors and product designers visited Space Camp and NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to gain insight into a day in the life of a Space Camp trainee—from putting on space suits and learning about the “right” way to eat in space to conducting a mission in micro-gravity. American Girl’s partnership with NASA was developed through the Space Act Agreement to inform and inspire the wider public (and especially young girls) about the excitement of space and STEM careers.

The Luciana collection is available through American Girl’s catalogue, at americangirl.com and at all American Girl retail locations nationwide.

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LEGO Ideas 21313 Ship In A Bottle

Continue a nautical tradition when you build this LEGO Ideas 21313 Ship in a Bottle, featuring a highly detailed ship with the captain’s quarters, cannons, masts, crow’s nest, flag and printed sail elements. Place the ship inside the LEGO brick-built bottle with a buildable cork, wax seal element and water-style elements inside, then showcase it on the display stand featuring the ship’s ‘Leviathan’ nameplate, globe elements and a built-in ‘compass’ with compass rose and spinning needle. This wonderfully nostalgic construction toy also includes a booklet about the set’s fan creator and LEGO designers.

The 962 LEGO element Ship in a Bottle set will officially wash ashore and make its way to store shelves on February 1, 2018 for a retail price of $69.99.

– Features a LEGO brick-built bottle, ship and a display stand.
– Bottle features a detailed, buildable cork with new wax-seal-style element and over 280 translucent-blue, water-style elements inside.
– Ship features a raised deck at the stern, captain’s quarters, 6 cannons, 3 masts, a crow’s nest and assorted elements including printed sails and the ship’s flag.
– Display stand features the ship’s ‘Leviathan’ nameplate, a built-in ‘compass’ (non-functioning) with detailed compass rose and spinning gold-colored needle, 2 globe elements and gold-colored detailing.
– Includes a booklet with building instructions, plus information about the set’s fan creator and LEGO designers.
– Bottle on stand measures over 3″ (10cm) high, 12” (31cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep.
– Ship measures over 3″ (8cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.

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Funko Pop! Deluxe: Star Wars – Chewbacca with AT-ST

Everyone’s favorite Wookie Chewbacca is now featured as a Funko Pop! Deluxe.

From Return of the Jedi Chewbacca takes control as he is shown riding in an AT-ST. Add him to your collection this March!

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Tesla Model S For Kids By Radio Flyer

The Tesla Model S for Kids by Radio Flyer s a battery powered ride on that comes equipped with high-end features to recreate the ultimate Tesla experience. You choose the paint color, performance, accessories and personalization.

The car features the longest run time and fastest recharge time thanks to the use of FlightSpeed Lithium Ion battery technology. The most innovative battery powered ride-on for children was created by Radio Flyer in collaboration with Tesla to ensure the highest levels of fun and performance.

Order HERE for $499.

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60 Years of The LEGO Brick Set

The 60 Years of the LEGO Brick set will be part of the January gift-with-purchase for the period of January 28, 2018 to the February 4, 2018 when you spend a minimum of $125 at any LEGO Brand Store.

The set consists of 421 pieces and features four micro-builds to celebrate 60 years of LEGO.

The four models include the 1990 LEGO Monorail Airport Shuttle (6399), the yellow LEGO Castle (375) from 1978, the LEGO Back Sea Baracuda (6285) from 1989 and the LEGO Space Cruiser Moon Base (928 ) of 1979.

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BoxLunch Exclusive Funko Lilo & Sitch Pop! Rides!

Check out the newest BoxLunch exclusive, Funko Lilo & Stitch Pop! Rides!

This BoxLunch exclusive will help donate meals to Feeding America – meals will come directly from each sale of the Lilo & Stitch Pop! Rides. Arriving this month at BoxLunch stores and BoxLunch.com!

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Toy Story “Disney Infinity Style” Toybox Action Figures

The Disney Store has released a new range of Pixar themed action figures, Toybox, featuring characters from hit Pixar movies, with the first three figures being Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. These figures are based on designs from the retired video game, Disney Infinity.

Each figure has 14 points of articulation and is only available from Disney Store and ShopDisney.com. They are priced at $12.95 each.

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Funko Announces Walmart Exclusive Stan Lee Pop!s

New Funko Pop!s of Stan Lee featured in outfits from his various cameo appearances are arriving at Walmart in November.

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LEGO Ideas Women of NASA

Follow in the footsteps of 4 pioneering women of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration—America’s space agency) with this fun and inspiring LEGO set. Build the Hubble Space Telescope and learn astronomy with the ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman. Develop the software for space missions with computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. And launch the space shuttle with Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, and Mae Jemison, the world’s first woman of color in space. Build, play, learn and one day you too could become a science, technology, engineering or mathematics superstar!

A personal tribute to pioneers

Science editor and writer Maia Weinstock combined three of her personal passions in designing the Women of NASA set for LEGO Ideas: space exploration, the history of women in science and engineering, and LEGO building.

“I thought people might like to build their own display featuring minifigures of accomplished women in the STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] professions. For the vignettes, I wanted to contextualize each person in terms of her contribution to NASA history.”

“I was absolutely elated when the project reached 10,000 supporters! The set clearly touched and inspired many, as it reached 10,000 supporters in just 15 days. The night on which it appeared we’d reach 10K, I stayed up until 4:30 or 5 in the morning so that I could watch the 10,000th vote come in. I didn’t get much sleep that day, but it was thrilling!”

LEGO Designers Gemma Anderson and Marie Sertillanges were thrilled to help refine Maia’s model into an official LEGO set.

“I was extremely excited about working on this one, especially as I had already heard of it and really wanted it to become a set,” says Gemma. “My focus was on ensuring that the model had stability, the colors were aligned and the subjects were accurately portrayed, all while staying respectful to the design of the original model.”

For Marie, “The main challenge in designing the minifigures and the decorations was that I could not make anything up. Every detail was important and needed to match reality, since they represent real-life women. It was beautiful to hear some of the stories behind the scenes, like how Sally’s name tag was changed from ‘Sally Ride’ to just ‘Sally’ at her own request.”

The Women of NASA 231 piece set will officially be landing on store shelves on November 1, 2017 for a recommended retail price of $24.99.

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